The Dordogne valley extends over three departments, the Corrèze, the Lot and the Dordogne.
The Moulin du Boisset is located at the intersection of these three departments, which allows you to discover a multitude of sites of an unexpected richness.
In order to better present them to you, we have chosen to group them into two sections :
- The sites to discover in the Lot department with all the richness of the Dordogne Valley and further on those of the Lot Valley.
- The sites to be discovered in the neighbouring departments of the Dordogne and Corrèze.
On the borders of Aquitaine, Limousin and Auvergne, there is the department of Lot, also known as Quercy.
Three rivers shape its landscape:
- To the north, the Dordogne valley crosses the department for about fifty kilometres.
- In the south of the department, the Lot valley. Its course is capricious, carved with sinuous meanders through the large limestone plateau.
- Parallel to the course of the Lot, the valley of the Célé, a tributary of the Lot, is also its replica in miniature.
The limestone plateaus, or "causses", land of moors and forests of small oaks, sprinkled with dry-stone constructions, are part of the territory of the Regional Natural Park of the Causses du Quercy.
It is a department rich in heritage and tourist places which is just waiting to be discovered, especially through its beautiful stones, its hiking trails, its rivers, its gastronomy and of course its inhabitants.
6 villages are labelled « Most Beautiful Villages of France": Autoire, Capdenac-le-Haut, Carennac, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Cardaillac, Loubressac.
During your stay, we are at your disposal to show you the different sites to discover and the paths to take.
If you have a thirst for knowledge, if you are passionate about old stones, if you like to walk through the alleys of towns and villages steeped in history, you will be spoiled.
The Lot, already rich in curiosities, is surrounded in its northern part by a multitude of touristic sites.
First of all the department of the Dordogne and in particular the Périgord Noir. Its worthy representative is the town of Sarlat, the cultural capital of the Perigord. Then the golden triangle of the Dordogne valley composed of 7 communes: Domme, Cénac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Vitrac, La-Roque-Gageac, Vézac and Beynac-et-Cazenac, 4 of which are classified among "The Most Beautiful Villages of France".
North of the Lot, La Corrèze, with the villages of Turenne, Collonges-la-Rouge and Curemonte.
Collonges, an architectural ruby set in the emerald of a green countryside.
Finally, Brive la Gaillarde, where the grandeur of the historic monuments and the charm of the little streets that curve around the Collegiate Church are combined. Brive, starting point to the town of Aubazine and its famous abbey, and Les Pans de Travassac, one of the last open-air slate quarries in France.
This is the reference guide, published by the Dordogne Valley Tourist Office, which includes the main sites to visit, activities, the calendar of festivals and events, market times and days, good addresses...